North Carolina school systems began announcing a snow day for Wednesday starting Tuesday afternoon, as forecasts for an approaching winter storm took a turn.
All Triangle public school systems announced Tuesday they would be closed on Wednesday.
The National Weather Service in Raleigh issued a winter storm warning for all of central North Carolina. Snow is expected to begin in the Triangle area between 4 and 7 a.m. Wednesday and continue until Wednesday evening, directly impacting the morning and evening commutes.
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The weather service upgraded its snowfall accumulation forecast Tuesday, calling for 2 to 5 inches for the Triangle, with more expected to the north along the Virginia border. The forecast previously called for 2 inches of snow or less for much of that area.
Schools closed Wednesday:
▪ Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools
▪ Chatham County Schools
▪ Cumberland County Schools
▪ Durham County Schools
▪ Fort Bragg County Schools closed for students
▪ Franklin County Schools
▪ Graham County Schools
▪ Johnston County Schools
▪ Lee County Schools
▪ Nash-Rocky Mount Schools
▪ N.C. State University
▪ Orange County Schools
▪ Person County Schools
▪ Wake County Schools
▪ Wake Technical Community College
▪ Wayne County Schools